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Study Finds Surprising New Anti-Aging Trick

Until we can all bathe in that elusive fountain of youth, a new study has discovered an unexpected (and free!) way to channel your younger self.

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Keeping Your Feet Planted During Icy Months

Rushing to stay out of cold winter weather can cause slips and falls, which can be life-altering for aging adults. Here's how to avoid these mishaps.

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Is Palliative Care the Same as Hospice?

Why knowing the difference between hospice and palliative care is critical.

Woman holding her husband's hands while he's in a hospital bed.

Caregiver or Care Partner? How Terminology Evolves With Awareness

Care partner implies that the person who is living with the disease and the person providing care are equal and that is as it should be. But this isn’t always the case, so when are you a caregiver, and when are you a care partner?

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Grief: The Way to Continue on Is to Work Through It

Dr. Gail Gross, Ph.D., doctor of education and nationally recognized family, child development, and human behavior expert, author, and educator talks about how to deal with the grief and massive life changes after losing a parent.

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Gifts From the Heart For the Heart

When mom has heart problems, you don’t want to give her a gift that could further harm her. These heart-healthy gifts will not only show you care, but they could even improve her heart health.

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Fresh Outlook Can Help Caregivers

It’s common for caregivers to feel stressed about constant changes as well as numbed by the sameness of needing to focus on the care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

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Living With ALS: One Man's Journey

HealthCentral speaks with an ALS patient about living with the condition — and the hope for a cure.

Fred skiing in mountains.

Strong Body, Sharp Mind? Author Who Skis At 85 Tells How It Works

At age 85, Fred Bartlit is still skiing slopes that would challenge an accomplished skier decades younger. The reason? Serious strength training that he dubs the StrongPath.

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Music Therapy, Quality of Life, and Hospice

Music therapist Karen Sholander speaks about the powerful effect of music on cognition, memory, and nostalgia in those with dementia.